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Beyond the Bars

Theatre workshop for young former inmates

In April, the Kraaifontein branch of Beyond the Bars, Sonke’s support group and community action team of former inmates, participated in an intensive theatre and performance workshop with the goal of empowering former inmates to tell their stories and initiate advocacy around prisons and re-integration in their community. The workshop included physical theatre, photography, writing …

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Sonke 10 Year Anniversary Staff Retreat

Sonke 10 Year Anniversary Staff Retreat

Ninety-four Sonke Gender Justice staff members from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Bushbuckridge travelled from their respective cities to Crawford Lodge in the Wild Coast, Eastern Cape, for the organisation’s 10 year anniversary team building project. For the duration of a week – from February 20 to February 24 – staff enjoyed important discussions on the …

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Positive Fatherhood: five South African couples reveal the joys – and challenges – of parenting

In South Africa, as in most countries, social and economic policies continue to reflect and reinforce the link between fatherhood and work, and motherhood and care. Providing leave for fathers is one way to encourage men’s increased participation in caregiving as well as a more equal division of household labour between men and women. It …

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Women’s Health, Empowerment and Masculinities training participants visit Kagisano Women’s Shelter

Over its 16 years of existence, Kagisano Women’s Shelter has been a refuge for many women experiencing gender-based violence in the small southern African country of Botswana. The work of the shelter resonates with participants enrolled in the two-week intensive Women’s Health, Empowerment and Masculinities: Policy Advocacy Training that MenEngage Africa is currently offering in …

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Exploring positive masculinity

September 6th 2016, Day 6 of the Women’s Health, Empowerment and Masculinities: Policy Advocacy Training, saw participants exploring what positive masculinity really is. The day started with guest facilitator, Bafana Khumalo, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Sonke Gender Justice (Sonke) and co-founder of the organisation, leading a discussion around Men, HIV and Gender Norms. Participants …

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Launch of the Safe Ride Campaign

Sonke and the South African National Taxi Council have launched the Safe Ride campaign – aimed at preventing abuse of women and girls by taxi personnel.

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COMEN‬ at DRC’s Amani Festival

MenEngage DRC are hosting a community mobilisation event in the city of Goma aimed at engaging men and boys in rethinking notions of masculinity.

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